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Anyone have a source for replacement windshield trim here in the states? Mine is really knackered - the previous owner applied chrome tape to it - which was a dismal failure. I've removed the tape and painted the trim black -but it still looks like dung. If there are no known sources for replacement stuff I suppose I'll start digging through the wrecker yards and try to find a decent bit for the front and back.

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trip to the breakers I think Steve, probably the cheapest as well.
even I have'nt got a spare one of those lol
 

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Don't know how your winsdcreen places work over there, but I just went to my local independent windscreen place with a small piece of the original and said this is what I want. A few days later went back and collected a roll long enough to do 2 cars :cool:
 

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What's yours look like painted black (gotta pic?). I painted mine with flat black and think it looks pretty good, but I guess it's all relative. Prior to painting there were at least 6 different shades of rust, white, black, and silver on my windshield trim.
 

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Don't know how your winsdcreen places work over there, but I just went to my local independent windscreen place with a small piece of the original and said this is what I want. A few days later went back and collected a roll long enough to do 2 cars :cool:
Got a part number and company for it? Also, was your in black or chrome?
 

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What's yours look like painted black (gotta pic?). I painted mine with flat black and think it looks pretty good, but I guess it's all relative. Prior to painting there were at least 6 different shades of rust, white, black, and silver on my windshield trim.
mine looks like dung - I'd take a pic but it'd break the lens (actually from 10 feet away it's fine)! Original trim was pitted, cracked and had silver tape stuck to it - I'm going to follow up on nutcases advice and hit a local windshield shop to purchase some trim - if I can find one to sell me some I'll post the PN and approximate cost/foot.

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Not handy, but I know where the reciept is at my parents. Mine is chrome although they did also do the black.
Forgot to ask- is the chrome flexible enough to do the hatch window- doing an 8V N/A for my daughter to help restore and want to be able to do the chrome trim to keep it "pretty". Note- this car already is starting with purple silicone tubing under the hood.
 

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check JCWhitney they probably have that chrome stuff on a roll for 10$
 

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Forgot to ask- is the chrome flexible enough to do the hatch window- doing an 8V N/A for my daughter to help restore and want to be able to do the chrome trim to keep it "pretty". Note- this car already is starting with purple silicone tubing under the hood.

It appears in all extents to be identical to what Saab used originally, so yes.
 

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check JCWhitney
heh ... last time I used JCW (sometime in the late 1970's, to be fair) I waited 6 months for a set of Bugpack alloy valve covers - by the time they arrived the type 1 engine originally installed in the car I was building had been replaced by a type 4......
 

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Got a part number and company for it? Also, was your in black or chrome?
And finally dug the reciept out. Not much help I'm afraid :( Only info is "chrome insert". Cose £35.35 in April 2004. I got it from CCS Windscreens in Chelmsford, Essex UK but they had to order it in from their supplier.
 

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And finally dug the reciept out. Not much help I'm afraid :( Only info is "chrome insert". Cose £35.35 in April 2004. I got it from CCS Windscreens in Chelmsford, Essex UK but they had to order it in from their supplier.
Not quite the walk down to the local shop I envisioned. Will check with a local glass guy and see what we can come up with. Travel of roughly 7500KM is jus' a LEEEETLE further than I was planning on:lol:
 

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Old thread... I know.
But for anyone else looking....

I purchased a 50' roll for about $40 USD from Dawn Enterprises - based in Ohio http://www.dawn-ent.com/molding/solid.htm.

The part# was AB65050-R back then, but looks like it may have since changed.

If you put the part# in your favorite search engine, you might get a few hits.

Really easy to replace if you do it on a HOT day when it's more flexible. You'll need something similar to a credit card to get the trim in place.

When you're all done replacing it, the results will be well worth the effort! ;ol;
 
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